Walmart representatives are eyeing a move for their Abingdon store to the intersection of Maryland Route 924 and Plumtree Road by next year, an assistant store manager told Patch. Discussions are preliminary, but employees already met with their market manager about transitioning to a superstore.
“He [the market manager] said nothing’s final yet,” said Rosali Sheets, an assistant manager. “The rumor is in 2012 we’ll be moving to [924 and Plumtree].”
Company representatives recently met with county officials, Harford County Planning and Zoning Director Pete Gutwald said. They held a "scoping meeting" to inquire about “a traffic impact study near the site at Plumtree next to the Festival,” he said.
“They came in to just establish the boundaries and requirements for a traffic study on that site. That’s the only thing they’ve done so far,” Gutwald said.
Although Sheets emphasized that nothing is finalized, she said a new building would be constructed.
“Everybody’s saying, ‘Yeah, we’re going.’ [But] nobody knows for sure,” said Sheets, adding that the existing building would be sold.
“It’s sort of in a preliminary phase,” Gutwald said. “They’re evaluating the cost and the requirement [to move], what it would cost to rebuild, what it would cost to expand on the existing site.”